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August 2009 Blog Posts (155)

What Bush and Friends did in your name.

The international Committee of the Red Cross made a report of the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay in Feburary 2007. It said, "prisoners are subject to torture and/or cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.

They described the treatment included suffocation by water,prolonged stress positions, which involved standing, "naked, held with arms extended and chained above the head" for up to three days: while hung from the ceiling, toilet access was sometimes denied, forcing… Continue

Added by Grace Linda on August 28, 2009 at 10:21am — 7 Comments

A Crisis Is Right Around The Corner...

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Added by Coach Vawny on August 27, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Are You A Creative Person?

I see myself as a creative person. Among other things, I tend to be independent in my thinking and actions. Sometimes my independence has gotten me in trouble with more conforming people. How does one maintain his independence and, at the same time, get along with people who place a premium on conformity and conventionality?

My psychiatrist recommended that I try to be more conforming. He said if I was less independent, my relations with other people might improve. He said,… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on August 27, 2009 at 11:24am — 3 Comments

A Message From Matt Burke

I have a Facebook friend named Matt Burke. He lives in Manchester, England. He once telephoned me; we chatted for a while. He's a professional musician: a trumpet player and teacher. He's a fan of jazz and classical music, especially Mahler and Bruckner. Here's a recent message I got from Matt:

Hi Gary,

I loved reading about your trip [to Atlantic City], it made me smile! Sounds like you had a lovely time and spent just the right amount of time away too? I enjoyed how… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on August 27, 2009 at 11:21am — No Comments

Hunny's better

His meds are helping him rest now. :D

His disability has been approved. As soon as the paperwork goes through we'll have a little in the bank.

Today we got a break from the heat. Thank you Lord. It was so hot this week, but a front came through.

Added by susie hawes on August 27, 2009 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

Peace One Day is Sept. 21

I am doing my part starting now by sharing this… Continue

Added by caseyjo on August 26, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Appalacian Round

Try as I might as a musician I cannot find a good source for music. I can find lyrics up the proverbial wazoo but nothing with lyrics and notation. I can understand something that is under copyright but why with-hold open domain folk songs or hymns.

I am trying to find sheet music for piano for an Appalacian Round; "Take Me Back Oh Hills I Love." Alas to no avail can I find a score. Has anyone else had the same difficulties. Why must everything come with a price?!

Added by Marcilyn S Raines on August 26, 2009 at 5:54pm — No Comments

BiteMe Dog Toy Co./Voodoo with attitude.

Choose between the Your X's attorney chew toy (Armani never tasted so good!) and the Bad Neighbor squeeky toy. To B cont.

Added by Merry on August 26, 2009 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Kopechne (that's "ko-peck-nee")

The Knave and the Maiden

There was once a son of a powerful, wealthy and well-connected family. In fact, his family was the closest thing to Royalty his countrymen had ever seen. He had all the advantages of life. The best education, owned beautiful properties and enjoyed the adulation and yes, worship of millions. When his brothers sallied forth to change the world they were slain and so the mantle was passed on to our privileged one.

His was a future guaranteed. Why, he… Continue

Added by JMcAul on August 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — 13 Comments

The Lion and the Princess

I learned this morning of the death of Ted Kennedy. He was 77 years old. That’s not very old from my perspective, but we don’t ever know how much time we‘ll have here. As long as I can remember, Kennedy was a senator. One tied to a storied Irish Catholic family in the Northeast. One whose name kept appearing and reappearing on legislation that urged America to live up to its promise.

There is much that will be made in the coming days of his legislative contributions, his family, his… Continue

Added by Vernon Windsor on August 26, 2009 at 1:06pm — 8 Comments

Make Today a National Holiday

I propose we make today, August 26 National Mary Jo Kopechne Day. Any takers?

Added by JMcAul on August 26, 2009 at 8:23am — 8 Comments

Feeling funky about TBD

Lately, I've noticed myself feeling funky about TBD. Can't figure out why. Just a general funky feeling about TBD. No explanation comes to mind.

For example, I lurk in Chat day or night, but don't pasrticipate in chat. I just watch. I haven't been posting or reading posts for almost a week now. I kind of feel like I'm on the fringe, like I'm on the outside, looking in. Like I'm not being included. Like my family is going on vacation and I'm being left behind. Like I said, I have no… Continue

Added by Lowell Brandon on August 26, 2009 at 7:38am — 5 Comments

What goes on in the corridors of power,leaving aside rhetoric of patriotism?

M Saleem Chaudhry

What goes on in the corridors of power,leaving aside rhetoric of patriotism?

Saturday, August 22, 2009, 02:52 AM GMT [Current Affairs]

I picked a copy of ,"The Commission:The uncensored history of The 9/11 Investigation" by Philip Shenon from M.L.K Library,San Jose,and went through nerve shattering account of what actually goes in the corridors of power,leaving aside rhetoric of patriotism and pep talk of war against terrorism. How bold,… Continue

Added by Mohammad Saleem Chaudhry on August 25, 2009 at 6:27pm — 2 Comments

I remember Healthcare....See You On Memory Lane!!

I remember being able to go to a dr appointment, hand over my insurance card. Get that checkup I needed. If something was wrong in a test, I remember being able to go to a specialist and hand over my insurance card. I remember if I needed tests done, an mri, xray, bone density tests, etc, handing over my insurance card.

I remember feeling secure in the fact that I had that card! Just like alot of what I remember as good from the past,…

Added by Maggie Mae on August 25, 2009 at 2:58pm — 4 Comments

Whatever Happened to Jennifer Mesches?

I started working at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld in early March 1988. I worked in the paralegal group. When I started working at the firm, another paralegal, Jennifer Mesches, who was pregnant at the time, trained me in the task I was to do for the firm. My direct supervisor, Lilliam Machado, now a lawyer, was on her honeymoon with Luis. I worked in Jennifer Mesches' office. Jennifer Mesches was married to Craig Mesches. She left the firm later in the spring or summer… Continue

Added by Gary Freedman on August 25, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The shrinking kilogram or a proof for quantum physics.

As I understand it quantum physics is the theory that our world is always in flux. After hearing the NPR Morning Edition of August 20 th. I began to wonder if this theory isn't so outlandish after all. I know it is hard to imagine that a solid substance such as granite or steel is in a constant state of molecular motion but the original model for the kilogram seems to be constantly changing.

According to the report this silver cylinder is rarely removed from its carefully guarded… Continue

Added by Marcilyn S Raines on August 25, 2009 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

One Less

AUGUST 19, 2009

Before Back to School Checkups: CBS and ABC Report Call Merck's Gardasil Vaccine Safety into Question

By Anne Dachel

Managing Editor's note: That Jeep belongs to a Mom in NY State whose daughter died following her Gardasil shots. The Merck tagline is, "One Less." Indeed.

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Assoc. on the side effects of the HPV vaccine, Gardasil, was published… Continue

Added by OCNaturalDoc on August 25, 2009 at 10:57am — 3 Comments

CDC Report Stirs Controversy For Merck's Gardasil Vaccine

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Linked to Deaths, Incidents of Fainting and Blood Clots


ABC News Medical Unit

August 19, 2009

A government report released Tuesday raises new questions about the safety of the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil. The vaccine has been linked to 32 unconfirmed deaths and shows higher incidences of fainting and blood clots than other vaccines.

Here's a closer look at whether the benefits of a cervical cancer vaccine… Continue

Added by OCNaturalDoc on August 24, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments


There are so many memories

Yet to create

As I reflect on the tapestry of my life

I know that each thread is pure color

Pure light

Connected to create a flawless fabric

The fabric of my life

Entwined with miraculous events

Magnificent happenings

Love seeps into my heart

It is woven into the texture of my life

Shelter the cold with warmth

Foster feelings of tenderness

And compassion

Sing songs of joy to the joyless

Usher n… Continue

Added by thallygal on August 24, 2009 at 8:18pm — 2 Comments

That's all folks!

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship." - Alexander Tyler 1787

Added by Alendar on August 24, 2009 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

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